Summer is almost here! We're looking forward to sunny trips to the beach, tall glasses of homemade iced tea, and chasing fireflies at dusk. We're also looking forward to spreading a blanket in the cool shade of the backyard and reading a stack of good books. This year, we've chosen five novels to read aloud … Continue reading Five Family Read-Alouds for Summer
I can hardly believe it. We're finishing up our third year. Three years of this crazy experiment that was only supposed to last for one. Three years of doing the most amazing—the most challenging—thing I have ever done in my life. Three years of homeschooling. Officially, anyway. Some days crawl by. And yet the weeks … Continue reading Reflections on Three Years of Homeschooling and Togetherness
Before I was born, my parents spent just over a year living in Papua New Guinea. They packed up my older sisters—a toddler and a preschooler—and moved to an outpost in the middle of the jungle where supplies and mail were brought in by plane. Maybe it's because of the stories I heard growing up … Continue reading Five Missionary Stories/Series to Read to Your Children
I creak my eyes open slowly. The profusion of chirping outside my window is as loud as it is beautiful. Early morning sunlight streams through a crack in the curtains. It is mid-May, but our year-end field trip has already come and gone, and it feels like summer. I don't want to go to school … Continue reading Springtime Motivation: Five Things to Do When it’s too Nice Outside to Homeschool
I actually wrote this post back in February. I get antsy in February. Perhaps it's the weather or perhaps it's just a desperate need for a change in routine. Whatever the case, February is the month where magic happens. It's the month where I start thinking about next year. Planning. Ordering. Opening those amazing, … Continue reading Our 2018-2019 Homeschool Picks: Pre-K
God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature so they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, and, yes, earth itself, and every animal that moves on the face of the earth.” (Genesis 1:26, The Message) Dominion. What does … Continue reading Join Our Stewardship Challenge!
When I first started homeschooling, I had a clear idea of what I thought it should look like. The kids would do cute little crafts, play games, quietly work on assignments (without complaint), and go outside at scheduled times for recess. They would be fed at designated snack and lunch times. We would start on … Continue reading 10 Major Homeschooling Mistakes I’ve Made (and What I’ve Learned)